The Tank brand has launched the Tank 400 Hi4-T, its second NEV model after the Tank 500 Hi4-T.
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Great Wall Motor's personalized brand Tank has launched a new hybrid model, the Tank 400 Hi4-T, to continue its electrification transition.
Tank officially launched the hybrid SUV in China yesterday, and in a departure from its previous approach, it has directly begun offering a version equipped with Great Wall's Hi4-T hybrid technology, making it its second model to do so.
Tank's previous models on sale included the Tank 300 and Tank 500, both of which were initially offered only in versions powered entirely by internal combustion engines.
On June 26, Tank launched the Tank 500 Hi4-T, the brand's first new energy vehicle (NEV) model. The Tank 300 is still available only in gasoline versions.
The Tank 400 Hi4-T is available in two versions with starting prices of 279,800 Chinese yuan ($38,270) and 289,800 Chinese yuan respectively, which fall between the price range of the Tank 300 and Tank 500.
The Tank 400 Hi4-T measures 4,985 mm in length, 1,960 mm in width and 1,905 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm.
The model is powered by a 2.0 T engine with a displacement of 180 kW and a peak torque of 380 Nm, and an electric motor with a maximum power of 120 kW and a maximum torque of 400 Nm.
The Tank 400 Hi4-T's powertrain has a combined power of 300 kW and peak torque of 750 Nm, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds.
The model is powered by a Li-ion ternary battery pack with a capacity of 37.1 kWh and has a WLTC battery range of 110 km and a combined range of 800 km.
It supports fast charging and takes 24 minutes to charge from 30 percent to 80 percent. It also supports a 3.3-kW external discharge function, and is equipped with an L2 assisted driving system.
Since pre-sales began on August 25, pre-sale orders for the Tank 400 Hi4-T have topped 8,500 units, the company said.
Great Wall has significantly stepped up its efforts in the NEV market this year, launching a number of products including the Lanshan DHT-PHEV, the Haval Xiaolong, and the Tank 500 Hi4-T.
Its sales are still not a high percentage of NEVs, though.
The automaker sold 114,096 vehicles in August, with NEVs contributing 26,301 units, or 23.05 percent, according to figures it announced earlier this month.
The Tank brand sold 14,674 vehicles in August, including NEVs as well as combustion-engine vehicles, marking the sixth consecutive month with more than 10,000 units.
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